STOBO Castle near Peebles has shown its support to the region’s athletes by flying the Olympic flag, despite a ban on the practice.

Like 2012, the resort is proudly displaying the logo at full mast to get behind all of the athletes competing for Team GB in Rio.

Stephen Winyard, the managing director, told us: “We’re proud to get behind all the talented athletes taking part in Rio this year and besides, I think the Olympic Committee have far more important issues to address, rather than pursuing me for infringement of copyright.

“Everyone at Stobo joins me in wishing Team GB the best of luck over the next few weeks.”

Last week the Peeblesshire News reported that eight Borderers will represent the UK in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

They are: MARK ROBERTSON from Melrose, competing in the Olympic rugby sevens event; PATRICK WILSON from Peebles, competing in the boccia event at the Paralympics; GRANT FERGUSON from Peebles, competing in the Olympic mountain biking event; CHRIS O’HARE from West Linton, competing in the Olympic athletics event; SAMANTHA KINGHORN from Gordon, competing in the athletics event at the Paralympics; LIBBY CLEGG from Newcastleton, also competing in the athletics at the Paralympics; STEPHEN CLEGG from Newcastleton, competing in the swimming at the Paralympics, and DAN WALLACE from Duns, competing in the Olympic swimming event.